About The Exiles

Documentarian Christine Choy tracks down three exiled dissidents from the Tiananmen Square massacre in order to  find closure on an abandoned film she began shooting in 1989. [95 min; documentary; English]

A Q&A with Christine Choy will follow the screening. This event is co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center.

"Illuminates the considerable cost of dissent, both then and now." β€” Wendy Ide, Screen International

"The Exiles shows how much its subjects gave up and how little they won. Americans who hope to still have a democracy 20, 10, or even two years from now should take note." β€” John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

"Shanghai-born filmmaker Christine Choy is a character so incandescent that she's every bit as powerful in front of the camera as she is behind itβ€”a fact that Violet Columbus and Ben Klein's The Exiles seizes upon from the moment it starts." β€” David Ehrlich, IndieWire

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

/film_images/exiles 3.jpg /film_images/exiles 2.jpg
/film_images/exiles 1.jpg

Trailer, reviews, and more

Go to IMDb

Parking, map, and more

Plan your visit

More like this